KARACHI: Indus Motor Company Limited (IMC) has recalled over 9,000 different variants of its flagship model, Corolla, 2016-17 over concerns of the vehicles experiencing braking issues.
Last month, the company advertised through local media that a select number of Corolla vehicles “may experience braking problems due to under-torque of the front caliper bolts”.
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It said that owners should have their vehicles – to be identified through the chassis numbers – inspected.
“Corolla 2016-17 models of selected serial numbers have been invited for inspection of under-torque of front caliper bolts,” Indus Motor company spokesperson commented when asked about the recall.
All variants, including the 1.3L Xli/GLi, 1.6L Altis, 1.8L Altis and Altis Grande, are to be inspected.
Indus Motor also dispatched the same letters to the car owners titled, ‘Special Service Campaign – Free Inspection of Caliper Bolts’ in which the company also requested the customers to get their cars inspected.
IMC- Pakistan’s second largest carmaker after Pak Suzuki – announced the booking of 11th generation Toyota Corolla model in July 2014. Corolla is the flagship car of IMC which has a dominant market share of over 60% in the 1,300cc-engine category in Pakistan.
This is the fourth model of the globally acclaimed sedan that is being manufactured by IMC. The company first introduced its locally assembled 7th generation Toyota Corolla in 1993.
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The 11th generation Corolla is being made in 13 countries around the world and sold in more than 150 countries.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 3rd, 2017.
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